National Workshop on Research Methodology and Data Analysis using R
February 10th and 11th 2017


The Department of Computer Science and Applications conducted a National Level Workshop on Research Methodology and Data Analysis using R on February 10th and 11th 2017. Fifty One Participants from our department and outside colleges took part in the Workshop.

Day-1: February 11th, 2017 (Friday) was started with Prayer and Lightning of Kutthuvillakku.
A warm welcome address was given by Prof.Dr.S.Rajalakshmi, Head, Department of CSA. Felicitation Address was given by Prof.Dr.S.Balaji, Dean, Faculty of Science, SCSVMV University. Keynote Address was given by Prof.Dr.G.Zayaraz, Professor and Associated Dean, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry. Vote of Thanks was given by Dr.N.R.Ananthanarayanan , Associate Professor, Department of CSA. 

Session -1
was handled by Prof.Dr.G.Zayaraz, Professor and Associated Dean of Pondicheery Engineering College who delivered a talk on Internet of Things and Data Analytics. He opined that the concept of Internet of Things (IoT) and Data Analytics (Data Science for IoT) is expected to drive the future business models. He talked on Big Data and the challenges of handling data in terms of speed, volume and variety. Examining large amount of data would be appropriate to handle information and also to identify the hidden patterns. 

Session-2 was
handled by Prof.R.Chandrasekaran,Associate Professor[Retd], Department of Statistics, Madras Christian College ,Chennai. He delivered a talk on research methods with a systematic approach consisting of problem statement, formulating hypothesis, collecting data and analyzing the facts and reaching certain conclusion either in the form of solutions towards the concerned problem or in certain generalizations for some theoretical formulation. He mentioned about the objectives and motivation of research and its experimental results.

Day-2: February 12th, 2017 (Saturday)
was devoted to R programming which was handled by Dr.R.Vishnu Vardhan Asst. Professor, Department of Statistics, Pondicherry University. The session started with the introduction to R programming followed by using R for Principal Component Analysis, Cluster Analysis and Discriminate Analysis. At the end of the session the valedictory function was held. The Chief Guest Dr.R.VishnuVardhan gave away Certificates to the participants. This was followed by a feedback session in which participants gave feedback on the workshop. Dr.V.Ramesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Applications (CSA) gave vote of thanks. The programme concluded with National Anthem.